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text 2017-11-13 23:30
Reading progress update: I've read 4 out of 144 pages.
Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 7: Anarky - Brian Buccellato,Francis Manapul

okay, things are a little up in the air in terms of what I'm gonna read next, and how much of it--but I'm mainly referring to my ever-changing plans for the rest of the Machen collection; I was going to do all the short stories--well, novellas--left in it, but now I think I won't. Machen is better for me in small doses...even when they're suddenly big small doses. so I'll do one Machen story tomorrow morning, and then, because Justice League is around the corner, that's got me hungry for something even remotely related...and Batman is not exactly "remotely related'. though if I had planned this properly, I'd have a Justice League graphic novel handy. anyway, there's a small chance I'll flip again, tomorrow, and do all the Machen before moving on to anything else, but it's doubtful--partly because I'm anxious to see the revamp of an old favorite of mine: Anarky! bring him on.

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text 2017-11-07 01:28
So, here's the deal
Batman & the Justice League, Tome 1 : - Rodolphe Gicquel,Shiori Teshirogi

No, you can't read this - unless you get your hands on the French version, and can, y'know, read French.  Or alternately know how to read Japanese.   

 

I just happen to know French.   My parents asked me what I wanted, and I said 'Batman comics in French.'   Because I've been jonesing to read more Batman.   They got me a Dini/Timm Batman Adventures tome that is huge, and I am incredibly excited about, but it was a bit too huge to contemplate while finals :/

 

They also got me a collection that is unlike most American graphic novels: most are one title, issues 1-4/6/whatever.   Some French BDs - graphic novels - are like this, and some...are not.  I got one with a couple of the King issues that I've already read - but not in French! - and some Detective issues, and some Nightwing issues.   So I'm super excited about that.  

 

The small manga sized collection, however, fit best into my busy schedule.  I plan on writing a lovely note to my uncle, who loves BDs as much as I do, so he always sends something my way when my parents visit.   He got me this, and I love it: I mean, I side eye huge chunks of how this was drawn, but the ultra feminine male Joker is just doing it for me.   The Gary Stu main character isn't doing it for me, either in a 'I love it' or a 'I hate it' way, but I didn't get super excited until I saw girly-guy Joker.  He's fucked up in pretty much the same way as normal Joker, but I kinda dig how he's drawn.  About a third of the way through this, and I'm going to put it aside for a week or so as I catch up on homework.  I may read it in small chunks if I can, but we'll see.   

 

For now, I'm going to play some online games for a minute or two, then sleep off the anxiety of my tutorial tomorrow. 

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review 2017-10-17 21:07
Batman Vol. 2: I Am Suicide (Rebirth) - Mikel Janin,Tom King,David Finch

Tom King may be the best writer working for the Big 2 at the moment. If he's writing a book, you need to be reading it.  It's that simple.

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text 2017-10-17 15:02
Reading progress update: I've read 144 out of 288 pages.
Batman by Ed Brubaker Vol. 1 - Scott McDaniel,Ed Brubaker

Bonus, who knew there was a Deadshot story in here! it's mostly been the Penguin, and this new threat, Zeiss, with the upgrades and the goggles. I actually remember the 2-part Deadshot tale, but I remember the pictures, not the words. I think I had flipped through these comics when I saw Deadshot on the covers, but he didn't appear to be in the story much, so I passed. Suicide Squad had had quite a successful run, but been canceled, and that's where the character had become much more popular, and got a lot of "air-time". a Batman tale, with Floyd back on the streets taking contracts and coming into conflict with the Dark Knight, was not, at that time, enough for people like me, who had been spoiled.

 

now that I've read the 2-parter, it was actually quite good. most of the Deadshot appearances that came up in that period between successful Suicide Squad series treated the character as if he mattered, and yet they didn't turn him into a "good guy", just because he had sort of become someone to cheer for on the Squad. here, he pretty much outsmarts Batman and fulfills his contract, while even Batman acknowledges to himself that he is facing a better opponent, who seems to have learned a lot. anyway, I would have liked more panels with Deadshot actually in them--but, overall, that wouldn't have helped this particular story, and it was an unexpected surprise to suddenly turn a page and find a Deadshot story that was fun, and which I had ignored years ago.

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text 2017-10-16 23:33
Reading progress update: I've read 88 out of 288 pages.
Batman by Ed Brubaker Vol. 1 - Scott McDaniel,Ed Brubaker

gosh, I'll tell ya--when I took my bag o' reading options out to the coffee shop just a little while ago, A Watery Grave looked nothin' but mighty tempting, especially after I polished off a short story. I mean, think about it--do you see the allure, even in the title...A Watery Grave. says it all. huh...yah? A Watery Graaaaaaaaaave. A. Watery (not Earthy, not Airy, not Fiery). very Watery (I'm just assuming; I could be way off). Grave (ya can't have a grave without a body, and that means someone has to get something sorted).

 

but, I went to Batman. and now I don't regret it, because the first few comics in this graphic novel were fun, and I'm looking forward to more. maybe I won't take any kind of break from superhero shenanigans in print, after this. maybe some Aquaman. Aquaman! Sea Devils! Sub-Mariner! Triton of the Inhumans! watery super-heroes--and, A Watery Graaaaaaaaave (very soon)....

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